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Kirkby – St Peter and St Paul

Apostles Way, Kirkby, Liverpool 33

An  unpretentious, nicely-detailed church built in the 1970s to serve new housing.

The parish was formed in 1965. The church was built from designs by R. O’Mahony & Partners in about 1976 (Catholic Building Review, North, 1977). It was consecrated in 2002.


The main elevation of the church to the street presents a windowless wall, of buff brick with a slate-covered monopitch roof topped by a clerestorey. To the right is a passage link to the presbytery, to the left an open-fronted vestibule containing the main entrance links to the simple rectangular brick bell tower. The main body of the church is also of buff brick, with closely-buttressed blind walls and a lead roof covering. The interior has bare brick walls and timber boarded ceiling slopes. The space is mainly top-lit, but light also comes from the stained glass wall section alongside the main entrance. The altar is set on a low dais in the light of the clerestorey. Carved woodwork by David John. A small meeting room opens off the liturgical south side of the main worship space.

Entry amended by AHP 02.09.2023

Heritage Details

Architect: R. O’Mahony & Partners

Original Date: 1976

Conservation Area: No

Listed Grade: Not Listed